At Liquid Salon and Spa, a troupe of 25 stylists, spa techs, and manicurists perform beauty magic on a stage decorated with earth-toned tile patterns and welcoming wall art. Modern fixtures spill calming light onto styling stations where master hair artists bestow heads with updos, precision haircuts, and color work. Customers stride over to comfy leather chairs at a manicure area or retire to a tranquil private treatment room for a massage. A menu of spa packages orchestrates medleys of various services, such as the Wedding Cake bridal package, which includes waxings, nail services, and an updo, along with free mimosas and bouquet-vaulting lessons for brides-to-be. In addition to supporting the beauty triumphs of clients, the salon and spa also supports a number of local charitable causes, including Locks of Love and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Therapeutic Measures owner Emily Sanders believes in the power of touch. As a licensed and certified massage therapist, she aims to ease aches and pains with massage therapy and rejuvenate skin with cosmetic treatments. She and her staff take more than a half-dozen approaches to decreasing pain and promoting relaxation, depending on the client's specific needs. These include massage modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and myofacial release therapy. They also provide sports massages geared toward injury prevention, whether it's for a teenage quarterback or a golden retriever who is just asking for a torn ACL playing professional basketball. Therapeutic Measures' cosmetic services include procedures to conceal scars and stretch marks as well as facials to help bolster collagen production.
Kalologie 360 Spa's expert beauty gurus offer a first-class selection of pampering services, earning the franchise a spot on Elle magazine's 2008 list of Top 10 Beauty Boutiques. This premium med spa offers a variety of laser and injectable services in addition to regular spa treatments. The staff exfoliates faces with more than 10 varieties of facials and peels, using the boutique's own line of products custom formulated from medical-grade ingredients free of parabens and sulfates. Therapists also treat clients with massage modalities such as Swedish and deep-tissue, as well as waxing treatments that use specially formulated hard and soft wax for all areas of the body.
Inside Exquisite Salon and Spa, pops of dark lilac and an occasional splash of red interrupt a sea of pristine white floors and furniture. The space also features spotless, private rooms dedicated to services such as steam baths, body treatments, and colon hydrotherapy.
Aesthetic specialists harness the power of light during photo-rejuvenation skin treatments and keep harmful rays at bay with spray tanning. In addition to enhancing facial features, permanent makeup artists hide flaws ranging from uneven pigmentation to scars. Stylists also beautify faces with traditional means such as makeup applications, haircuts, and highlights.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
22 years of experience. Safe, therapeutic environment, Combining Mind, Body and Spirit.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Visionary since 1994 to create a Wellness Center with other like minded practitioners, to create
holistic healing for whole body health.
What do you love most about your job?
Helping others heal their body.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Fastest hour off their week.